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Letting Go of Needing To Understand
June 25, 2014      |     By: Levi Keplar      |      Category: Mid-week Devotion

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, leaning not on your own understanding...Prov. 3:5

At the end of the day, following Jesus is the core of discipleship. But following Jesus is hard when you have been deciding your own way for years. It involves a full surrender without the payoff of things looking successful or even making sense. And to be honest, we often do not follow because the call does not make sense. Or because we cannot see how it will be effective.

Jesus never asks us to fully understand but rather to fully surrender. We all need to be able to let go of the passionate desire to understand every leading of the Spirit or we will never walk in the Spirit at all.

Leaning on our own understanding can really short-circutt the process of walking by faith. We always assume that if God calls us to do something that there must be some dramatic thing that is going to happen. And in actuality, all of our obedience is dramatic in that we are expressing life in the kingdom which drives back the rebellious activity of the enemy. But to our human eyes things often turn out different that we expect and we may not know the reason until the next age.  

I pray that the Lord would give you and I more grace to simply obey by faith and less of a drive to always understand why he calls us. The Lord is faithful and is the only one that really needs to understand the "why" behind His commands. Let us trust in the Lord with all of our heart and leave the results to him.


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